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Under Funding Healthcare I

I have been spending a little of my time when not ducking tornado activity reading the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Currently in my overview of the Act, I have not once seen anything about Obamacare. What I have seen were several amendments to and extensions of items in the current public health code. President Obama strikes me as many things but overtly self-serving or egotistical is not on that listing of things (na├»ve, too trusting, and too understanding top my listing). The healthcare reform which has many items that will benefit the American public as a whole was given a black face by being renamed Obamacare by the “liberal” media. This black face was designed to negatively impact the passage of the act by the lame brains in Congress and to create an uprising amongst the lame brains within our population. The lame brains who vote against their own best interests in favor of the interests of American corporations. These people will vote to save a foreign corporation before they vote to save their own communities. If in doubt of my worlds, look at the billions funneled to American and foreign corporate interest via the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Personally, I am one of the few Americans who do not believe the current healthcare reform goes far enough to stabilize the healthcare system in the United States. We have had public healthcare for over 40 years, I know we can do better than what we now have. We are a smart and innovative people. We should be up in arms over those whose sole intent for public office occupancy is to deny coverage to large number of Americans without health coverage. Where are these “Obamacare” haters when I am forced to have auto insurance by my state? Where is the constitutionality in my being forced to have auto insurance? If we care so much about a vehicle should we not have more concern about the health of Americans? Some days I feel so alone in the sea of intelligence.

I have listed below 103 of the 458 sections of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 “Obamacare” that may be targets for under funding by members of the House once Congress is in session. If my count is off blame the public educational system of which I am a product and then work to fix it, I do everyday.

‘‘Sec. 2711. No lifetime or annual limits.
‘‘Sec. 2713. Coverage of preventive health services.
‘‘Sec. 2714. Extension of dependent coverage.
Sec. 1101. Immediate access to insurance for uninsured individuals with a preexisting
‘‘Sec. 2704. Prohibition of preexisting condition exclusions or other discrimination
based on health status.
‘‘Sec. 2705. Prohibiting discrimination against individual participants and
beneficiaries based on health status.
‘‘Sec. 2708. Prohibition on excessive waiting periods.
Sec. 1321. State flexibility in operation and enforcement of Exchanges and related
Sec. 1322. Federal program to assist establishment and operation of nonprofit,
member-run health insurance issuers.
Sec. 1323. Community health insurance option.
Sec. 1331. State flexibility to establish basic health programs for low-income individuals
not eligible for Medicaid.
Sec. 1332. Waiver for State innovation.
Sec. 1341. Transitional reinsurance program for individual and small group markets
in each State.
Sec. 1401. Refundable tax credit providing premium assistance for coverage under
a qualified health plan.
Sec. 1402. Reduced cost-sharing for individuals enrolling in qualified health plans.
Sec. 1413. Streamlining of procedures for enrollment through an exchange and
State Medicaid, CHIP, and health subsidy programs.
Sec. 1421. Credit for employee health insurance expenses of small businesses.
Sec. 1501. Requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage.
Sec. 1511. Automatic enrollment for employees of large employers.
Sec. 1512. Employer requirement to inform employees of coverage options.
Sec. 1554. Access to therapies.
Sec. 1555. Freedom not to participate in Federal health insurance programs.
Sec. 1556. Equity for certain eligible survivors.
Sec. 2001. Medicaid coverage for the lowest income populations.
Sec. 2002. Income eligibility for nonelderly determined using modified gross income.
Sec. 2003. Requirement to offer premium assistance for employer-sponsored insurance.
Sec. 2004. Medicaid coverage for former foster care children.
Sec. 2006. Special adjustment to FMAP determination for certain States recovering
from a major disaster.
Sec. 2101. Additional federal financial participation for CHIP.
Sec. 2201. Enrollment Simplification and coordination with State Health Insurance
Sec. 2202. Permitting hospitals to make presumptive eligibility determinations for
all Medicaid eligible populations.
Sec. 2401. Community First Choice Option.
Sec. 2402. Removal of barriers to providing home and community-based services.
Sec. 2403. Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration.
Sec. 2404. Protection for recipients of home and community-based services against
spousal impoverishment.
Sec. 2405. Funding to expand State Aging and Disability Resource Centers.
Sec. 2406. Sense of the Senate regarding long-term care.
Sec. 2502. Elimination of exclusion of coverage of certain drugs.
Sec. 2503. Providing adequate pharmacy reimbursement.
Sec. 3002. Improvements to the physician quality reporting system.
Sec. 3003. Improvements to the physician feedback program.
Sec. 3004. Quality reporting for long-term care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation
hospitals, and hospice programs
Sec. 3024. Independence at home demonstration program.
Sec. 3026. Community-Based Care Transitions Program.
Sec. 3106. Extension of certain payment rules for long-term care hospital services
and of moratorium on the establishment of certain hospitals and facilities.
Sec. 3107. Extension of physician fee schedule mental health add-on.
Sec. 3108. Permitting physician assistants to order post-Hospital extended care
Sec. 3109. Exemption of certain pharmacies from accreditation requirements.
Sec. 3113. Treatment of certain complex diagnostic laboratory tests.
Sec. 3114. Improved access for certified nurse-midwife services.
Sec. 3122. Extension of Medicare reasonable costs payments for certain clinical diagnostic
laboratory tests furnished to hospital patients in certain rural
Sec. 3123. Extension of the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program.
Sec. 3124. Extension of the Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) program.
Sec. 3125. Temporary improvements to the Medicare inpatient hospital payment
adjustment for low-volume hospitals.
Sec. 3126. Improvements to the demonstration project on community health integration
models in certain rural counties.
Sec. 3127. MedPAC study on adequacy of Medicare payments for health care providers
serving in rural areas.
Sec. 3504. Design and implementation of regionalized systems for emergency care.
Sec. 3505. Trauma care centers and service availability.
Sec. 3509. Improving women’s health.
Sec. 4001. National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council.
Sec. 4002. Prevention and Public Health Fund.
Sec. 4003. Clinical and community preventive services.
Sec. 4004. Education and outreach campaign regarding preventive benefits.
Sec. 4101. School-based health centers.
Sec. 4102. Oral healthcare prevention activities.
Sec. 4103. Medicare coverage of annual wellness visit providing a personalized prevention
Sec. 4104. Removal of barriers to preventive services in Medicare.
Sec. 4105. Evidence-based coverage of preventive services in Medicare.
Sec. 4106. Improving access to preventive services for eligible adults in Medicaid.
Sec. 4108. Incentives for prevention of chronic diseases in medicaid.
Sec. 4203. Removing barriers and improving access to wellness for individuals with
Sec. 4204. Immunizations.
Sec. 4305. Advancing research and treatment for pain care management.
Sec. 4306. Funding for Childhood Obesity Demonstration Project.
Subtitle C—Increasing the Supply of the Health Care Workforce
Sec. 5201. Federally supported student loan funds.
Sec. 5202. Nursing student loan program.
Sec. 5203. Health care workforce loan repayment programs.
Sec. 5204. Public health workforce recruitment and retention programs.
Sec. 5205. Allied health workforce recruitment and retention programs.
Sec. 5206. Grants for State and local programs.
Sec. 5207. Funding for National Health Service Corps.
Sec. 5208. Nurse-managed health clinics.
Sec. 5209. Elimination of cap on commissioned corps.
Sec. 5210. Establishing a Ready Reserve Corps.
Subtitle D—Enhancing Health Care Workforce Education and Training
Sec. 5301. Training in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics,
and physician assistantship.
Sec. 5302. Training opportunities for direct care workers.
Sec. 5303. Training in general, pediatric, and public health dentistry.
Sec. 5304. Alternative dental health care providers demonstration project.
Sec. 5305. Geriatric education and training; career awards; comprehensive geriatric
Sec. 5306. Mental and behavioral health education and training grants.
Sec. 5307. Cultural competency, prevention, and public health and individuals with
disabilities training.
Sec. 5308. Advanced nursing education grants.
Sec. 5309. Nurse education, practice, and retention grants.
Sec. 5310. Loan repayment and scholarship program.
Sec. 5311. Nurse faculty loan program.
Sec. 5402. Health care professionals training for diversity.
Sec. 6121. Dementia and abuse prevention training.
Subtitle C—Nationwide Program for National and State Background Checks on
Direct Patient Access Employees of Long-term Care Facilities and Providers
Sec. 6201. Nationwide program for National and State background checks on direct
patient access employees of long-term care facilities and providers.
Sec. 10202. Incentives for States to offer home and community-based services as a
long-term care alternative to nursing homes.
Sec. 10408. Grants for small businesses to provide comprehensive workplace
wellness programs.
Sec. 10410. Centers of Excellence for Depression.
Sec. 10413. Young women’s breast health awareness and support of young women
diagnosed with breast cancer.
Sec. 10606. Health care fraud enforcement.

A little reading for those so inclined. (people who vote against self, the results)


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